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Jonathan Paul “Jon” Sloyer

March 4, 1971 - November 20, 2020

Jonathan Paul “Jon” Sloyer, age 49, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on March 4, 1971, he was a son of Barbara (Bartos) Sloyer and the late Clifford Wilson Sloyer, Jr. Jon graduated from Newark High School, where he excelled at playing the trumpet in the school’s various bands and was on the tennis team. His excellent trumpeting earned him all-state honors, secured his membership with the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps and University of Delaware marching band. After earning his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the University of Delaware, Jon began a career at Wilmington Trust lasting 26 years. His most recent position was senior project manager and vice president. 

Jon was passionate about sports, music, and photography and often gave back to the community by coaching. He enjoyed coaching Danny and Jackson and their baseball teams in Canal Little League and Bear Babe Ruth. Jon was a man of faith and a member of St. Margaret of Scotland’s Parish where he coached the Warriors football team. Jon was proud and happy his sons were part of the Caravel Academy school and community for over 11 years. Jon used his photography skills to capture live action photos and videos during games and marching band competitions and enjoyed sharing them with parents and friends. Jon was a lifelong Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Phillies fan and would spend many happy weekends watching sports games with his family.

Jon is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Melissa Catherine (Pettus) Sloyer; sons, Daniel Glenwood Sloyer and Jackson Gaius Sloyer; mother, Barbara (Bartos) Sloyer of Newark; brothers, Gregory J. Sloyer (Michelle) of Raleigh, NC and Christopher D. Sloyer (Noriko) of Santa Clarita, CA; and nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 6 pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, 2431 Frazer Rd, Newark, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately. 


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22 Condolences for Jonathan Paul “Jon” Sloyer

  • Love & Prayers to Melissa, Danny & Jackson.
    Aunt Karron & Cousin Molly

  • To Jon’s family… I am so very sorry and sad to hear of your loss! I am Jim Murphy’s sister and met Jon at my brother Jim’s funeral in. Jacksonville,Il. 9 years ago at this very same time of year. Jon was anticipating a kidney transplant if I remember correctly. I have a very vivid memory of a tall,handsome,quiet gentleman. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! May you feel the love of family around you at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Marikay Murphy

  • We are deeply sadden to hear the news about Mr. Sloyer. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Dwayne, Kim, Donovan, & India Dixon
    (Caravel Family)

  • To the entire family, words cannot express our deepest sympathies for your family. We had come to know the Sloyer’s through Caravel Academy and Jackson. My heart breaks for all of you during this difficult time. All our thoughts and prayers, the Aellis/Skotnicki family

  • My deepest condolences on your loss. Jon and I walked together during lunch many times when I worked at Wilmington Trust. He always spoke fondly and proudly of his sons and his love for Melissa and his boys. I cannot begin to imagine how you feel, but I am sending you my prayers. I hope that in time, the cherished memories you have bring you solace – you were well loved by Jon.

  • Nancy, Joshua and myself were truly sorry to hear of Jon’s passing. He was such a great person. When Jon and his family visited us over several summer gatherings, he was an absolute pleasure to talk to. We definitely bonded over our love of music (especially Jethro Tull) and of course sports. We literally talked and laughed for hours.

    We send our thoughts & prayers to the entire Sloyer Family during this difficult time. Please know we are here for you. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help. God Bless.

  • Melissa, You g’ma Hilda was my mother’s (Lottie) younger sister. We are holding you and your boys in our prayers and hearts at this time of tremendous loss.

  • So sorry for your loss.

  • I’m Sharron’s cousin. We’re so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to you all. 🙏🏻💗🙏🏻💗 Mike and Susan McCarver

  • I had the honor of working with Jon for many years at Wilmington Trust. The world has lost a genuinely good soul.

  • Melissa, Danny and Jackson:
    We are so incredibly sad and sorry about your loss. Jon will be missed by so many, and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    Rodney, Katie and Tyler Bailey

  • Love to you all.

  • Love to the family in the loss of this remarkable man.

  • Barb, I was shocked and saddened to see Jonathan’s name in the obits. I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words…

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Jon. I worked with him on a number of projects at Wilmington Trust Company and always knew he was passionate in his work. You all are in my prayers and thoughts as you move forward in this time.
    Denny Barrowclough

  • We are truly sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    The Desai Family(Caravel Family)
    Prim, Meg, Shaan and Carina Desai.

  • Melissa, Danny & Jackson,
    Words cannot express how incredibly sorry I am to learn of Jon’s passing. My family is keeping you you all in our prayers and I am sending huge virtual hugs to all of you!

  • Melissa, Danny, and Jackson,
    I am so genuinely sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of getting to know Jon (and all of you well) over the last few years. Jon and I had many wonderful conversations, and he was truly a wonderful person. I hope you all can find strength and comfort knowing that many love you all and are thinking of you.
    Bing Wu

  • Our deepest sympathies for your loss of Jon. Please know you are in our prayers.
    Reid and Brittney Wilson

  • Melissa, words cannot express our sincere condolences for you, Danny and Jackson. We had come to know you and Jon through Caravel Academy and Canal baseball. All our thoughts and prayers, Mike and Sharon Kaszyski.

  • Beautiful just beautiful. Love and prayers to all❣️

    Love you,
    Debbie & Clayte Jones

  • We are saddened to learn of Jon’s passing. Our Caravel family is precious and we are sending thoughts and prayers to all of you. The Hearn Family – Wayne, Susan, and Riley